PRESS PAUSE

“Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.” Abraham Maslow (American writer and psychologist) There comes a point when the sound of the early morning wake-up call of the alarm buzzing in your ear like a recalcitrant bluebottle barely registers, your hand cancelling it robotically in a reflex action that is purely instinctive, requiring no thought at … Continue reading PRESS PAUSE

THE PLOT THICKENS

“The beginning of a plot is the prompting of desire.” Christopher Lehmann-haupt (American journalist, critic & novelist) To plot or not to plot? If you want to set the cat among the pigeons, just ask this question to any bunch of writers, then stand back and watch the fur fly. It’s a biggie. Bigger than … Continue reading THE PLOT THICKENS

CHASING CREATIVITY

“Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.” Dorothy Parker: American poet, author, critic & satirist At the beginning of the New Year almost universally people’s thoughts turn to the next twelve months that lie ahead, and for most writers that brings a fresh determination to write more and write better. However, there is … Continue reading CHASING CREATIVITY

THE PRECARIOUS PITFALLS OF POV (POINTS OF VIEW)

“Isn’t this everyone’s Point of View?” asked Tock, looking around curiously. “Of course not,” replied Alec, sitting himself down on nothing. “It’s only mine, and you certainly can’t always look at things from someone else’s Point of View. For instance, from here that looks like a bucket of water,” he said, pointing to a bucket … Continue reading THE PRECARIOUS PITFALLS OF POV (POINTS OF VIEW)